Lilypad Homes is a nonprofit organization helping to lead the conversation on infill housing, which offers more affordable housing options for both homeowners and renters.

We do this by supporting and facilitating the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or in-law apartments that meet individual homeowner needs. Lilypad offers services to help homeowners assess their home’s suitability for an ADU, and to assist them through the financing, design, development, and rental process.

We also work with municipalities and their associated agencies to develop new code and reduce fees. We are a proud sponsor of California AB 2406, Junior Accessory Dwelling Units, introduced by Asm. Thurmond. The bill was signed on September 28, 2016 by Governor Brown, and went into effect immediately. Jurisdictions throughout California can now quickly and easily adopt code that will allow homeowners to create small private apartments from spare bedrooms.  More information can be found here in our Press Kit.